Blog Posts from 2014

Nominations open for YWCA Metro Vancouver Women of Distinction Awards

September 15, 2014 Vancouver, BC: YWCA Metro Vancouver is inviting the community to nominate exceptional women and organizations throughout Metro...

#WhyIStayed: Learning about the barriers to leaving abuse

With the revelation of NFL player Ray Rice’s ongoing violence towards his wife, he was suspended from the NFL and forced to address his violent...

Power in numbers: Cultivating community with YWCA Single Mothers' Support groups

The YWCA is proud to offer a number of support groups for single moms across Metro Vancouver - from Downtown to Abbotsford. These groups run weekly...

Get fit with a plan: high intensity interval training

Reaching your fitness goals is always easier with a plan. Being fit is achievable for everyone, and there are just two basic points to keep in mind...

Splash your way to strength in the Health + Fitness Pool

QUESTION: What do Stephanie Jung, an eight-time all-American athlete, Zuzana Benkova, a threetime Slovakian national champion, and Martina Meckova, a...

Vancouver Coupland Tour

When you take a stroll through downtown, chances are you’re walking down a street, passing by a building or looking at a statue that Douglas Coupland...

Finding your voice: How to gain confidence and speak up

This is the second post in our self-advocacy series. In this series we’ll help you gain the confidence to make positive changes in your life with...

French Pastries: From Paris to Macaroncouver

You’re in Vancouver, but craving a little taste of Paris. We can't promise that you will find something in Vancouver that comes close to the cold...

How to take charge and change your life with self-advocacy

This is the first post in our self-advocacy series. In this series we’ll help you gain the confidence to make positive changes in your life with self...

T is for talk: creating awareness about the experiences of trans* folk

Last week, the YWCA Anti Sexualization Task Force invited QMUNITY to deliver training and answer questions about the LGBTQ community. The experience...

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